Sunday, November 30, 2014

Keeping secrets

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and when I had bits of time here and there, I worked on Christmas presents. I can't show everything as someone in the family might stumble upon this post and guess that a gift is for him/her. 

I've been having loads of fun. Unfortunately, making Christmas presents has left little time for tatting. Once presents are finished (Christmas Eve?), I'm going on a tatting binge!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lucky mail day!

When I went to my mailbox yesterday, I found my newest shuttles from Monica Braxton, engraved with their new laser engraver. I think I love laser engraving!

I also received my magazine with the Jan Stawasz monster doily, which I think I'll start on New Year's Day. 

I crocheted two headbands/ear warmers this weekend. I'm not thrilled with the way either one turned out, but I'm sure someone will want them. :-)

I've also been working on Christmas stockings this weekend. Soon I'll get back to tatting!

Friday, November 21, 2014


I love the touch of green in this scarf, although I think a touch of blue would be much prettier! ;-)

I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Mesquite. It's 32" x 6". 

Here's you're visual Sue Anna! I still have trouble taking selfies. Maybe it's the iPad. :-)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scarf instructions

Because I was asked...

One skein of yarn will make one of these scarves. I've tried worsted, two strands of worsted held together, bulky, and super bulky. 

Chain 50 - 60 stitches, depending on the length scarf you want. 
Join to first chain to make a circle. 
Chain 3. Double crochet in same stitch (this helps eliminate the gap that can form when joining the circle).
Double crochet in each stitch around, always starting with a chain 3 and double crochet in the first stitch. (When joining, make sure you skip the chain 3 and join to ththe first double crochet.)
Work in this manner until the scarf is about 6" or your desired width. 

For a double loop scarf, I used one skein of worsted weight and chained 150. I don't have to hook with me, but I think I used a J for worsted weight. 

I hope to see posts of other scarves!

Skinny scarf

I made a scarf out of this beautiful Wool-Ease Chunky the other day, and there was quite a bit left over... enough to make a skinny scarf! This one is 30" x 4" and the color is Willow. I think this will be just the right size to keep the chill off my neck at school on bitterly cold days. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Just peachy!

I've been busy, just not with tatting other than a few rings and chains here and there... I've been too busy crocheting!

I love this infinity scarf! It's made with Bernat Baby Blanket "Peachy" which is super soft. It measures 26" x 6" making it a wonderful neck warmer for adults or a scarf for kids. 

Making these scarves is like eating popcorn... I just can't stop!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My basket is full!

I don't think I can fit another scarf in my basket, so I think my crocheting binge has come to a stop. I've had so much fun with these, and I know I will have some warm friends and family members this winter. 

Now I'm feeling the urge to tat!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Simple and elegant...

I love this snowflake! This is number 7 from Elegant Tatting Gems by Jon Yusoff. It's just under 5" in size 20 Lizbeth, Arctic Waters. 

#8 is next on the list. It looks like one I'll really enjoy, but I'll have to keep a close eye on the pattern so that I don't mess it up!

Getting ready for winter

I'm on a crochet binge! I just can't help myself. These scarves are so much fun to make, and I'm managing to use up some of my stash!